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Perfect Your Downhill Running Form

Jul 07 2:38 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

It's all downhill from here, goes the saying. But that can be harder than it seems. Read More

Velociraptor Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Jun 02 3:33 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) lab built 'Raptor', a fast-running biped robot that can reach a top speed of 46 kilometers per hour (28.6mph) on a treadmill, Discovery News reported." Read More

Eight Miles a Day for Forty Years

May 20 4:53 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

The 63-year old Miami Beach resident has never once flown or had a driver's license. In fact, he has not left Florida in more than 40 years. But last week, he accumulated enough miles to make him elite by any standard. Read More

Hidden Cost Of Extreme Obstacle Races

May 12 3:38 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"'They’re literally jumping over fire, into rock pits, diving head-first into ponds,' said Dr. Alex Diamond, a sports medicine expert at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 'Some of these obstacles really are just inherently dangerous.'" Read More

Bill Iffrig reflects on Boston tragedy

Apr 16 11:59 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"One thought overrode all others: I'm going to go over there and finish this thing." Read More

Blame the Runner, Not the Shoes

Apr 02 6:58 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"'There are just too many variables that contribute to injury, and the shoe is pretty low on the list of possibilities,' says Dr. Paul Langer, a Minneapolis podiatrist, clinical advisor for the American Running Association." Read More

Should You Work on Your Form?

Apr 02 10:15 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"'Anything that deviates from a runner's preferred pattern increases metabolic energy costs,' Langer says. 'You'll feel like you're running slower and working harder.'" Read More

Exercise, Fat and the Brain

Mar 07 2:11 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"The results convincingly implicated fat cells as the primary cause of the mice’s cognitive decline." Read More

Boston Marathon tightening security

Feb 27 2:42 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"This year's Boston Marathon will have a 'no bags' policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday." Read More

Why Vitamins May Be Bad for Your Workout

Feb 14 10:58 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"In this theory, free radicals are not villainous but serve as messengers, nudging genes and other bodily systems into starting the various biochemical reactions that end in stronger muscles and better metabolic health. Without free radicals, those reactions don’t begin." Read More

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